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HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY Grows On You. :o)

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Once upon a time, long ago…
….well, actually, on 31st January 2007….
Peter and Ajay set up Grows on You …

…the Garden Community for Garden Lovers..
..for gardening with friends…. :o)



Peter was pleased to meet one of GoY’s first members ~ David…


…and Ajay had become so excited about GoY ….
…. that he almost fell out of his wellie boots….!

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The popularity of marvellous Grows on You spread rapidly across the internet……

Andrewr decided to join GoY from his beautiful Berkshire Yellow Book garden, Devonia


..open for 2010 on Sunday 25th April…. all welcome…


and over in the deep snows of Hereford, Sid and Birts were ready to participate…:o)

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BBC television filmed miles of footage at the amazing gardens of GoY members Four Seasons…

..and, meanwhile, in the East of England, Jacque and Jenny Wren were eager to help GoY…

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The story of GoY soon spread far and wide…

..Here are Hywel and cute Blodyn in Wales…
..Hywel is the handsome one in the blue shirt…

..and also from Wales… Arlene and pretty Caz…
..Arlene looking stunning in her blue shirt….:o)

…while in Wales again, Pottygardener’s feathered friends thought seed sowing with GoY was a great idea :o)

..and to complete this Welsh photo quartet, GoY was pleased to have on board…
Sandra from Corseside Nursery…

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Yellow Book GoY gatherings took place in Somerset at Spritzhenry’s garden..


…and in Norfolk, talented artist, Noseypotter, was all smiles, with GoY member Amy…

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Blackpool started to buzz….

… GoY enthusiasts were appearing everywhere, such as these two lovely ladies with gorgeous gardens…

….Carol [Clarice]

…and Sandra [Sanbaz]

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Overseas gardeners were keen to be GoY members.

Clever Uma from Ukraine made this sand flower !

and from the North Pole, Grows on You gained a new member called Santa Claus…
…. or was it Louis ? :o)

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More garden-lovers signed up from Scotland…

Bulbaholic and Moongrower were photographed with David…

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It wasn’t long before Madperth had spread the news of Grows on You to the Himalayas ! Lol….

…and… more travels…
David and Madperth visited GoY member Romneya…..

Romneya’s garden will be open for the first time with Scotland’s Gardens Charity Scheme this year on Saturday July 3rd and Sunday July 4th ! :o)


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From Hampshire we were delighted to welcome one of our most senior citizen GoY members… Poaannua, seen here cloud-pruning his Japanese Cedar…

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…and in Surrey, Doctorbob1 was soon helping GoY by answering lots of gardening questions…
…. here, in this astounding action shot photo, he demonstrates how Mrs Tommy tortoise likes to eat yellow flowers…Lol….

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In Lincolnshire, Lincslass told Brynner “Yul” love GoY… :o)

…. and Janey’s cat, Teddy, advised GoY gastronomes on how to check their rhubarb forcing pots…

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Across the pond in California, Delonix1 sent GoY lots of super photos……. stunning shrubs and trees !

Further north, in Washington State, the news of Catfinch joining GoY was greeted with delight…
…this is her handsome horse, Flash…

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Kensington, aka Grenville and Alan, showed everyone their fascinating Yellow Book garden in Bristol…

…. photo courtesy BBC Homes and Antiques Magazine. Jason Ingram

……while in East Anglia, it was a unanimous vote….
…Donnah’s budgies all agreed that GoY is great ! :o)

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During these months we were pleased to meet more friends from far-flung places….

….Gilli in Canada… with a mystery gift…

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Then GoY’s fame spread south to Rome…

…good news for Terry60 and Italian gardening pals…

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GoY proved it could Grow On You down under in Australia …

… This kangaroo is the garden helper of Bernieh…Lol….

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..and GoY was lucky to acquire an enthusiastic member in Kashmir….

… Is that Arsh, waving from the window ?..Lol.:o)

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Gardeners were invited into the enchanting world of GoYpedia ~ a land full of fabulous flowers and trees ~

where dwells the magical Conifer King Bluespruce, with pretty princesses Drc726, Jacque & Amblealice.

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Gee19 entertained us with lots of wonderful blogs and pics, but she was a bit sheepish about this one…

Paulthegardener joined the GoY ranks from Essex…
Which one is Paul ? Lol.

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Up in Yorkshire, Bonkersbon’s watering can could tell a few GoY tales…

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Wagger’s family gave GoY the thumbs-up :o)

…and Deida51 explained to her many frog friends about the fun of gardening with GoY :o)

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…..and so, they all lived happily ever after….
…the frogs, sheep, kangaroos, horses, dogs, tortoises, cats, budgies, wrens and everyone in the amazing global Grows on You gardening family…

South coast sunset by Hollyeves….


We are looking forward to many more years ahead…..
…. with our GoY gardening friends…

…. and lots more new members… :o)

This story is dedicated to everyone on GoY ~ especially those such as Peter, Ajay ~

for their imagination and dedication in maintaining this wonderful website of Grows on You. :o)

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Comments

 

Wonderful. Loved it all.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Great work TT! I've certainly appreciated the efforts put in my Peter and Ajay to create this terrific site and so enjoyed meeting all the wonderful gardeners from around the world. By the way ... where are you in this blog TT???

23 Jan, 2010

 

Fantastic blog TT. You must have put so much work into this. Interesting and amusing, well done again. :~)).

23 Jan, 2010

 

This is great its nice to put faces to names.Happy birthday G o Y.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Ginellie, Bernieh, Skillen and Mavis..
Yes, I spent ages working on this, but it was fun..:o)

Bernieh... where am I....?
..maybe hiding behind the tree logo with the question mark ? Lol.

23 Jan, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Well thats lovely to see so many faces belonging to so many familiar names.
A lot of work went into that blog TT, thank you
Thanks too to those clever people who set it all up. I wonder whether they had any idea just how very successful it would become.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks, Mad...
Yes, clever people managing GoY...
....it grew rapidly didn't it ! :o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Enjoyed meeting all our wonderful Goy friends, a great idea Terra to celebrate Goys 3rd birthday, well done!

23 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you, Pansypotter..
...the blog kept getting longer and longer...
...and in the end I realised I couldn't mention everyone...
... maybe I can include pics of those others in a 4th GoY birthday blog next year ! :o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

wonderfull blog - but what about you Terratoonie - we want to hear your story as well! lol:) and your four legged team of course!

23 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Kasia...
My previous blog is about Conker's trick performances at dog shows, so I thought I would put other members in this one...
Glad you like this...:o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Well done TT you put some work into that.Brilliant job lovely to meet so many GOY's

23 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you Tulsalady26...
.... I enjoyed making the blog.
Some members have a photo of themselves on their avatar pic but not on their GoY photos ! x

23 Jan, 2010

 

What a brilliant blog you have done TT, this had to take ages to do, so thanks for taking so much of your time to do it, i'd also like to thank Peter & Ajay for coming up with a fantastic website, you know it was just over 2yrs ago i went back to school to learn how to use a pc, and my daughter was on hand to help me with the homework they gave us to do, as soon as i had learned enough my daughter came with me to get a laptop, on getting home with it she set it all up for me and found me this website which will be 2yrs end of March, since that day its the only site i've been on, if ever this GOY finished i'd be lost with out it, and all the brilliant friends i've made. Looking forward to many more years with GOY.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Clarice...
What a wonderful tribute you've written to GoY...
.. yes... I've worked on this blog for about a week..Lol.
You've done so well in 2 years, with not only your computer knowledge, but also the lovely photos you take of your gardens. xxx

23 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks TT, think if this website closes i'll have to learn abit more about the internet.xx

23 Jan, 2010

 

I don't think GoY is going to close...
..it's better than emailing isn't it :o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Wow fantastic blog TT........nice to see so many members..........I dont know where i would be without my daily fix of G O Y...........love it..... lets hope its here 4 many more years to come.............

23 Jan, 2010

 

Could'nt agree more TT. ER ER Holly.........

23 Jan, 2010

 

LOL : O ))

23 Jan, 2010

 

Oh TT......that is fabulous.....a great blog for us all! I feel quite choked, and then seeing Teddy there....Lol!
Thanks so much, and like Holly says, I too would be lost without checking in every day..........absolutely love it, and am totally addicted.....:o)
XX

23 Jan, 2010

 

Hello Holly... you are so right..
yes we all need our daily fix of GoY...
wonderful sunset pic :o)

Hi Janey ....fab photo of Teddy...
..I'm really pleased to have included it. xx

23 Jan, 2010

 

Hi TT, brilliant blog, you must have been doing a lot of digging to get all that information. I am really honoured to get a mention, and Mrs. Tommy is too (although we haven't seen her for 3 months) but I'm sure I can speak for her. Lovely to see photos of lots of members I've "spoken" to over the past months. Just glad you didn't have a photo of me, I wouldn't want to get the blog flagged Lol. Hope you are all well. Oh! nearly forgot, Happy Birthday to GOY.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Bob...
Pleased you like this... yes... lots and lots of research..
the best pic of you I could find was of your hand...Lol.

Glad you didn't flag the blog... but David might..LOL.
Good to know you are able to speak on behalf of Mrs Tommy...
I hope you're planning to grow lots of yellow flowers for her this year...:o) x

23 Jan, 2010

 

great blog TT:))

23 Jan, 2010

 

Yes TT, lots of Antirrhinums and such like. Well some might say my hands are the best part of me. xx

23 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks, Grindle. :o)

DrBob...
maybe next year, we'll have a pic of your feet. xxx

23 Jan, 2010

 

Great blog, TT - fascinating to see so many 'memories' blogged together! Well done. I am worried about David though - do you think he is being cloned? :)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Hello Gee...
Your sheep pic. enhanced the blog. :o)
I've secret information that David, or one of his clones, will be finding this blog quite soon.....Lol.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Oh TT, A brilliant birthday tribute, so lovely to see a few faces to names, places, animals, makes it real.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Pam...thanks...
..Happy Birthday to wonderful GoY..
I could have written several more blogs with lots more pics...
..if I had few more weeks in which to write them...Lol. :o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

For David :)

They see him here, they see him there
Those GoYers see him everywhere
If you should spot him, please give a shout
‘Watch out, watch out – David’s about’!!

Is he in Cardiff, Bristol or Crewe?
Watch out, GoYers - HE’S BEHIND YOU!!

Only kidding, David, you'd be very welcome in this corner of Kent :)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Lol. Gee....
now Jacque will be wanting to put this blog on GoYpedia poems :o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Very nice blog, TT, you put a lot of work into that. Well done and thank you.
Happy Birthday, GoY.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Mister Moonaholic...
Nice pic of you with Mrs Bulbgrower.. ;o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

well done TT its lovely....so many new friends...thank you Peter and Ajay.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Sandra...I love the pic you with the puppies :o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

one of them is my baby Blodwyn now eighteen months old

23 Jan, 2010

 

I put one of your pics on my favs today...
...the dog in the plant...
Blodwyniatum alba.... Lol..

23 Jan, 2010

 

thank you for such a lovely blog its nice to put the faces to the names. Very good

23 Jan, 2010

 

shes a bit bigger than that now..but then so is the plant....

23 Jan, 2010

 

Hi TT...Thanks for including our ancient watering can and new miniature buddleia in your celebratory blog ! Heres to many more happy times on GoY ! xx

23 Jan, 2010

amy
Amy
 

TT you have worked so hard behind the scenes keeping us all informed of various different programmes and anything else you thought might be of interest to us ..... A big ..THANK-YOU ... for making our time here happy and well spent learning as we go ... xx

23 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks, Donna....
..your budgies pic makes this blog even better..x

Sandra...
please may I order six Blodwyniatum alba....
..puppy size.... from Corseside Nursery..Lol...
.. special delivery... :o)

Hi BB and Jane ...
..Your ancient watering can is now on GoYpedia Watering Cans....
.. yes, many more happy years with GoY. xxx

Hello Amy..
I appreciate your kind words....
...lovely pic of you with Leigh. xxx

23 Jan, 2010

 

really enjoyed this birthday treat for GoY.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Seaburngirl....
I hope your snow has now melted ? ! :o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

There is a tiny spot left by the side of the drive where we piled it up. the pond is totally ice free too so that is good. just need some decent sunshine now. :o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Glad to know your snow has almost gone...
warm sunshine would be good...
... but nice pic of you in the white stuff. :o)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Cool Blog - being able to see faces to go with the names - very interesting, well done TT :0)

23 Jan, 2010

 

Brynner is honoured to be part of Goy`s Birthday Celebrations, I too am an addict and very happy to remain that way..Smashing blog and you have put a lot of time and effort into making it so entertaining for us.
Thanks Terra for all your blogs,long may they continue to be part of Goy and in fact now part of our daily lives....
.Sue and all in Lincslass garden...xx

23 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Busylizzy.....
I found as many faces as I could..Lol. :o)

Hi Sue...
I'm sure Brynner is maturing into a very handsome doggie and am looking forward to seeing more pics of him in your garden this summer...
Glad you enjoy my blogs... I have fun making them...:o) xxx

23 Jan, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Oh, TT...
Thank you for this brilliant blog!
So many wonderful pictures and so many beautiful(Ladies), handsome(Gentlemen), lovely (Our little furry and not furry animals :)) and our Green Friends!

23 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Uma..
Thanks. Yes, GoY members produce some fantastic photos..
I'm sure by now the sea and wind have washed away your lovely sand flower, but we have it for ever on GoY. :o) x

23 Jan, 2010

 

Well done great blog

23 Jan, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Such warm words in such a cold weather...Thanks,TT xxxx

23 Jan, 2010

 

What the !!!*****?????

Fantastic blog, Tt, ruined by my mugshots (I can guess, folks, why Tt did this, though LOL!!). Anyways Tt, where's the pic of your legs?? . Hmm, Gee, now I just need an excuse to visit "The Garden of England", Many thanks! :-))

I, too, am so glad I found GOY by a chance purchase of a gardening magazine. I always learn something every time I "drop in". Have gained many dear friends, and the kids and I are just so grateful for the plant suggestions, plants, seeds, props, ideas etc we get for our themed gardens, also the special postings of pics for me/us.

Yes, a very Happy 3rd Birthday to Goy from us. Thank You so Much, Peter, Ajay and Peter's mum-in-law (who, if I remember rightly, had the original idea).

:-))

23 Jan, 2010

 

Brilliant blog TT....It was like meeting the GOY friends in person....I loved it Thanks....:>)

23 Jan, 2010

 

TT Loved your blog congratulations to you and to GOY and thanks indeed to Peter and Ajay for their inspiration 3 years ago, like so many other goyers no day is complete without a trip to goyland - love it - such friendly people thank you for showing us so many of them and David! :o))

23 Jan, 2010

 

Gosh TT - you've excelled yourself this time !!! A truly brilliant blog. You are a credit to this site. Gee's little poem made me chuckle as I grew up in Crewe and went to Uni in Cardiff!!!!

24 Jan, 2010

 

Ahoy, David...
I'm still wondering if you've Jolly-Roger-Flagged this blog...Lol.

Hello Motinot and Neellan...
Yes, it is nice to see so many photos of GoY friends...
.. and so many of pics. David..Lol.

Hi Terry60...
Glad you like the blog...
Gee's poem is good isn't it ! :o)

24 Jan, 2010

 

Well done TT, it's a great blog and it's good to be able to put some faces to the names. Here's to many more happy years with GOY.

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Toto... Thanks.
Yes, Here's to many more good years on GoY... :o)

24 Jan, 2010

 

What an great blog TT :o)) Happy birthday to GoY !
The 7th photo gave me a bit of a shock lol
I'm sure someone called Terratoonie has joined aswell, but there's no mention of her :/
xxxx :o))

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hello Hywel... Thank you....
I kept putting more and more pics in this blog...
...there are over forty photos.Lol.
Maybe I'll put a pic of Terratoonie in GoY's 4th birthday blog next year..:o)
xxxxx

24 Jan, 2010

 

What a lovely blog TT :-)))

I'm sure Gee's right ..... David 'has' been cloned ;-))

24 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Happy Birthday GoY from me and Birts! Well done Peter and Ajay and well done TT for compiling all the fab mug-shots! Great to see everyone :-D But I'm a bit alarmed by the Attack of the David-Clones!!!

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Louise and Sid...
Pleased you enjoyed the blog...

I reckon David will catch up with our comments when he can get internet connection aboard his pirate broadband ship. Lol.

24 Jan, 2010

 

Wow TT,fantastic tribute for Goys 3rd birthday,looking forward to many more
thanks for your hard work ..well done x

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hello Deida...
While I was doing the research for this blog, it was fun re-visiting members' older photos and blogs, such as your lovely froggie ornaments. :o) x

24 Jan, 2010

 

What an amazing Blog, TT..!! I can only, ditto,,ditto, all the comments already made about this amazing family of talented folk. Thanks to Ajay and Peter who started it all off....and thanks to everyone else who makes the forum what it is..
Its the first time I have been called a "Princess"....for that I thank you Terra....and for cheering me up :-o))

HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY GOY...XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Alice...
After your recent allotment experience, you deserve to be treated like a princess ! Lol.
Yes, so many people making GoY very wonderful. :o)
xxxxxxx

24 Jan, 2010

 

Aw ! TT! xx

24 Jan, 2010

 

Vow...its awesome....lot of efforts...wish all of us could meet someday and see each others creations....IMAGINARY..:)
Thanks for adding the picture...

24 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you Arsh...
Your picture shows what a lovely garden you have.
Looking forward to more of your photos during 2010. :o)

24 Jan, 2010

 

Wow....great blog TT. Truely a world wide experience.....Wouldn't it be nice if we could all get together in real life?

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Gilli...
Thanks :o)
Yes it would be great to all meet up... the nearest we'll get to a GoY gathering for some time, will be the virtual GoY Winter Wellie Olympics... Lol ;o)

24 Jan, 2010

 

And the prize for the longest blog ever in the history of..................anywhere goes to Terratoonie!!!!
I need a new mouse now. I think I've worn out the scroll wheel ...and my arm.
Well done Tt, a masterpiece.
And I've just realised it was my 1st (GOY) anniversary on Thursday. How time flies.I t's been good fun!
As there are now so many members in the States and Canada etc as well as the Uk , perhaps any meeting could take place in the middle of the Atlantic.Yes, a bit difficult for those in the southern hemisphere I know.
I'll start swimming now!!

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Paul... and congratulations on your "Golden Trowel" day...didn't realise you had been with GoY a whole year....!

Good thing we GoY folk can meet up via our computers, despite some of us being thousands of miles apart...:o)

24 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks, Tt. Yes it might be easier to stick to meeting evryone on the computer.We would need a very large venue to compete with the worldwide web. Who would have thought , a few years ago that all this would be possible!
And I'm still only learning!

24 Jan, 2010

 

What a fab idea, well done TT. Happy Birthday GoY.

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hello Heron...
Thanks... it was interesting finding all the pix...:o)

24 Jan, 2010

 

as a member of GoY for a mere 48 hours i am truly amazed at the articles i keep finding on this website ! Superb, long may it continue.

24 Jan, 2010

 

Happy Birthday GOY. A big thank you to all the wonderful people that have made this great gardening site, not only for the gardening information but in making it such fun and giving a sense of belonging to a fabulous community.
Here`s to the next 12 months.

24 Jan, 2010

 

as a member of GoY for a mere 48 hours, i wish to say thankyou for the wealth of information to be found on the website. Astounding. I'm sure you will be able to answer any queries i may have in the future. Best wishes.

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Stroller....
yes, you're right...Grows on You is fun and full of information..
...looking forward to lots more happy times on GoY...

Hello Megan... lovely to have you on GoY, and if there's anything about using GoY you don't understand, send me a private message, and I'll reply to you as soon as I get the chance... Enjoy GoY. :o)

24 Jan, 2010

 

I can beat David's long-service award by a WHOLE WEEK, Tt!! LOL.

That must have taken ages to write! We're all waiting for your photo to appear, though! ;-)

Many congratulations to Peter & Ajay on their fantastic success story. GOY is a very, very different site from when it was started. It goes from strength to strength, as I'm sure all the members would agree.

24 Jan, 2010

 

Sh...
Yes...congrats. to Peter and Ajay on GoY :o)

24 Jan, 2010

 

I really enjoyed your blog Terratoonie.....it's nice to see some faces to the names....Well done, it was all worth it........Oh by the way, I wonder if Santa will remember this site.....Of course he will, coz I will remind him LOL !!! :)))

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Louis...
Your Santa photo at Christmas time was really good fun. ho ho ho

I'm glad you enjoyed this blog, and it's good to be assured that you'll remind Santa about GoY..
... and all our gardening Christmas gifts.!!!. LOL. :o)

24 Jan, 2010

 

You've done it again, Terra - knocked our socks off, I mean. It's lovely to see so many 'faces' in one place, and must say I'm glad you picked the most photogenic part of him for the 'Wagger' entry. My anniversary came round so quickly I missed it myself but raised a glass to Peter, Ajay and all the members when I noticed. Long may we all carry on together.

24 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Wagger.. Thanks for your kind words...
Lots of photogenic hands on GoY..Lol.
Sorry we all missed your Golden Trowel Day...
... but congrats for your year on 10 Nov.09 :o)
and, yes.. long may GoY continue...

24 Jan, 2010

 

Great cannonballs of fire!! Is there no safe haven from you, Terrortoonie?

Me Dear Lady Spritz, how did you escape so lightly?? Look at me now, reduced to roamin' the Earth (well the seven seas, really) in disguise. Yes, you were a signed-up, hard-working deckhand already afore I became "press-ganged", You were, and still are, a real "treasure". I remember when all pics, comments, questions etc., were between about 20 souls!!! :-))

What's this I'm readin' now??? Golden trowels? Avast!! I'm off to fetch me plastic Poundland one right away, and start diggin' for one. Anyone got a map?

24 Jan, 2010

 

Lol David! :~)).

24 Jan, 2010

 

Terratoonie:

Great blog! Loved seeing the GoY family!

You'll have to write a similar blog soon and include a photo of yourself...we all want to see the very popular GoY family member Terratoonie. : > )

Thanks to Peter and Ajay for developing this terrific garden website. : > )

25 Jan, 2010

 

Happy Birthday GOY
Lovely blog a really tribute to all who use it and especially those who started and deloved it Peter and Ajay well done:)
I found it by mistake and have had great pleasure reading it and talking to all the wonderful people who help to make it what it is.
Happy Birthday GOY
X

25 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Vicky...
Yes, GoY is full of wonderful people and gardens isn't it.
Thanks for visiting my blog. :o) x

Hello Delonix1...
you asked about pics of me....there are a few glimpses of me in my previous blog where the photos are of Conker performing his charity dog show tricks... Lol.
Yes, it is fun seeing the GoY family : > )

Ship ahoy, David...
Nowhere on GoY will you be safe from me...
On GoYpedia, I've just taken on three new categories...
... so if you hide in
......STORAGE IDEAS....
......NETTING....
or.....WEED SUPPRESSING MEMBRANES
...Look out.....I will find you... :o) Lol.

25 Jan, 2010

 

What a miserable grey morning.....until I found this! absolutely brilliant Tt,and lovely to see members who have become familiar by name only.You must have spent hours putting all this together for everyone.Like others,I also have to have my daily "fix" (and more sometimes).It is wonderful.It really is like talking to friends.Thank you so much..:o))))

25 Jan, 2010

 

Hello Bloomer...
I'm delighted to know this blog brightened up the grey morning.... there have certainly been some dull, grey, cold days lately... Yes, it took a lot of time researching all the pictures and getting them in the right order, and then adding the story !

I agree... GoY is a great global group of friends, isn't it ! :o)

25 Jan, 2010

 

Wonderful Blog TT i really enjoyed reading it :D I cant believe GOYs been around for 3yrs come 31st Jan!! Im so glad i found it as iv so many great Friends & iv learnt so much about Plants ect that i didnt know & its helped me with getting my garden to how it is today with Plant/Seed Swaps that so many have kindly given me,Heres a Hip Hip Horay to Peter&Ajay & i Applaud all the Goypedia Editors&GOY Members for all the Work,Blogs&Photos they put together :) Love Jacx

25 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Jac....
glad you enjoyed the blog....
...and I hope you noticed you are now a GoYpedia Princess...Lol....

Yes, GoY is wonderful for fun, friends and for learning so much about gardening. love & hugs. xxx

25 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you very much TT and thanks everyone for the lovely comments. Reading through all the comments makes everything worthwhile :)

25 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Ajay ~
Great to know you like this blog...
There are some smashing comments from members ...
Looking forward to many more happy years on GoY :o)

25 Jan, 2010

 

PS. Peter is attending a wedding in Australia but I am sure he would be adding his thanks too. The wonderful people on GoY make the website what it is. Happy 3rd Birthday to all of you.

25 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Ajay..... and Peter...

Today is cloudy and chilly in many parts of Britain...
..I hope Peter is enjoying warmer weather.
.... GoY always makes my day sunny. :o)

25 Jan, 2010

 

A great blog TT.....my thanks as well to Peter and Ajay for starting GoY and to all you editors for GoYpedia. I will have been here 2 years in July, and enjoy it all very much.

Keep up the good work all! :-))

25 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Pottygardener..
Thanks.
I guess you found your "Feathered Friends" pic. Lol.

I've just acquired three new GoYpedia categories...
Storage Ideas, Netting and Weed Suppressing Membranes !
All pictures and blogs welcome, please.. :o)

25 Jan, 2010

 

great blog TT. Havent been on here for a while, hope all my GOY friends are well, and looking forward to better weather!

25 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Jean.. Thank you.
I hope you are well...
Yes, possible snow in some parts of the UK later this week !

25 Jan, 2010

 

I was surprised that GoY is only 3years old. I am so glad I stumbled accross it when I did. Many thanks to you all for a site which feels like part of the family.

25 Jan, 2010

 

Hello Homebird...
Yes, in some ways it feels that GoY has been around longer than 3 years !
You're right..it is an internet family. :o)

25 Jan, 2010

 

Havn't had time to read it all Tt but what a marvellos blog and Goy!

25 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Pam... I kept adding more and more pics...
The blog became longer and longer...
....so many lovely members. Lol. :o)

25 Jan, 2010

 

had a bit more time this morning to read it and found it fascinating to put faces to names! :-) I've always been interested in plants and during the 6 months I've been here have really enjoyed meeting like minded people who are interested in not only gardening but animals and cooking as well> I've enjoyed answering questions and reading the blogs but also learning so much from the wealth of knowledge contained in Goy --- Heres to the future ! ---

26 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Pamg...
Thanks for your comments and we are VERY pleased and lucky to have you with us on GoY....
...yes, Here's to future years....
... lots more GoY birthdays :o)

26 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Tt :-)

26 Jan, 2010

 

:o) x

26 Jan, 2010

 

There's really nothing to add is there.....except thanks and Happy Birthday Goy:-) Maybe some will meet up at Malvern?? Grindle's going to wear a couple of daffs on her head and I'm wearing a jack russell on mine so you'll know who we are :-)

26 Jan, 2010

 

A Jack Russell on your head ? now that would be a good pic for GoY's 4th birthday blog..Lol. :o)

26 Jan, 2010

 

what day will you be going bornagain, any idea? I'm going on the Friday

27 Jan, 2010

 

Hoping you enjoy your Friday, Grindle...
keep warm ! :o)

27 Jan, 2010

 

great blog Terra, enjoyed looking at all the pics,, david does get about doesnt he lol. well done to peter and ajay to, im addicted and must have my daily fix of GOY, :o)) x

27 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely to have you back on GoY, Sandra...
yes, that David gets everywhere spreading the good word of GoY...
We are lucky to have him working so hard for us.....:o)

27 Jan, 2010

 

I'm not sure yet Grindle. My daughter has volunteered to take me, but she has a new job so not sure now. I'll look for alternatives and aim for Friday. Perhaps we could persuade other Goyers to adopt appropriate head wear and make Friday Goy day:-)

27 Jan, 2010

 

You could print off the "Grows on You" photo of the tree with the question mark.... towards the end of this blog...
...and wear that as a hat or as a badge..Lol.

27 Jan, 2010

 

Ah, but we still wouldn't know who was who Terra. For instance ,unless you had your legs out, we wouldn't know you were unless you were wearing a welsh terrier on your head. Skillen a pussycat, Spritz a labrador etc. Members like Sanbaz must wear a photo of themselves. What could be simpler? :-))))

27 Jan, 2010

 

..or...
we could all be Meerkats.... simples... :o)

... compare the Grows on You trees.com...Lol...

27 Jan, 2010

 

thankyou Terra, nice to be back, right back into shopping, washing and cooking, isnt life great lol

27 Jan, 2010

 

Lol Sandra...
do tasks in this order....
GOY, shopping, GOY, cooking, GOY, washing, GOY. :o)

27 Jan, 2010

 

yes its been like that all day here lol, my brain hurting now,, such alot to catch up on, think i will have another break now haha :o))

27 Jan, 2010

 

Ha ha Sandra...
GOY, teabreak, GOY, coffeebreak, GOY, sleep, GOY, breakfast, GOY..
.Lol. :o)

27 Jan, 2010

 

goy work tomoz lol, catch up some more tomoz evening, nite Terra :o) xx

27 Jan, 2010

 

Brilliant blog, you've outdone yourself, Terra!
David, bet you didnt think you'd be famous, didya??
Happy Birthday GoY!!!

28 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Marie... Thanks...
Yes, David is definitely famous now. :o)

Nite Sandra. Lol. xxx

28 Jan, 2010

 

Great to put faces to some of the names Tt. Well done.
It IS possible to live without GoY.........but very hard!! I've had to do it as I'm only able to visit occasionally for now and I miss you all a lot. Happy birthday to GoY, long may it continue. :o)))

28 Jan, 2010

 

Hello Lily...
Lovely to hear from you...
I thought maybe you'd been taking a winter break...
Yes..long may GoY continue :o)

28 Jan, 2010

 

would be nice bornagain :) I'll wait and see when you decide to go

29 Jan, 2010

 

A great Blog T.T and it just shows the wonderful diversity and the range of gardens that the G.O.Y members have. Many thanks for including our garden in your Blog.
(We are both shivering having just returned to a cold and grey U.K from Egypt where the temperatures were in the 8os!!!)
Best wishes,
Grenville and Alan.

29 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Grenville and Alan...
Keep warm and well..... icy weekend approaching ! :o)

29 Jan, 2010

 

Really enjoyed this blog, well done.

29 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you Reem777
I hope Neo is well and helping you with the gardening ;o)

29 Jan, 2010

 

Many Happy Returns and I can't believe it's only 3 years - that's amazing. when I found you just a year ago, it seemed like a very well established site and everybody certainly seemed very familiar with everyone else. I am amazed how you all find the time to keep such wonderful gardens, write blogs and answer questions as well.
Long may it continue :) :0)

29 Jan, 2010

 

Hello Wendiam..
Yes, GoY is great, isn't it !
...and Happy Golden Trowel Day to you...
one year on GoY last Wednesday :o)

29 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks TT
I'm at work just now and keep sneaking back to look things up - it really is the most addictive gardening site for me.

29 Jan, 2010

 

Lol. Wendiam :o)

29 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks for this - I was feeling quite lonely and blue until I read this post, now I can feel new enthusiasm surging through my veins! Well done!

29 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Gardenmad1...
Very pleased this blog cheered you...
Spring is just around the corner...
...so we'll be able to spend longer outdoors...
...warm sunshine..... beautiful flowers.... Lol. :o)

29 Jan, 2010

 

Gardenmad, I felt like this 'til I joined last May and my old enthusiasm is back too:-) Terra, this is due to members like you, so thanks again:-)

29 Jan, 2010

 

I really enjoyed your blog TT, it must have taken you ages to compile. Its nice to see our GOY friends in the flesh so to speak, thanks.

29 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Bornagain and Dawnsaunt...
The blog was complicated to research and compile but great fun too.
GoY helps to make us feel positive about gardens and other things too, doesn't it... :o)

29 Jan, 2010

 

i think its just so nice to see and show what everybody is up to.
the ideas and info ive picked up is amazing.
my geography is better, most days i can tell u the temp or weather condition in alaska san diego and carmarthenshire.....
the friends i have met, the photographs ive seen,...i get phots of sunrises in the east of britain followed later on by sunsets on the west coast of america....

thank you TT for all your blogs..they always bring a smile..;-))

29 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Sandra.
It is very interesting to keep up to date with what everyone is doing... in and out of their gardens..you are right..!
In fact, today, I looked up on the map exactly where your Corseside Nursery is situated (Please see my p.message to you ~ thanks )

You've put some amazing pics.on GoY, Sandra... and I admire the tasks you take on, in and around your nursery...e.g. digging huge trenches ! :o)

29 Jan, 2010

 

thanks TT.
have u google earthed corseside nursery?? the pic was taken a few years ago...

as for trench digging....i live in Pembrokeshire TT women down here work till their 102...lol

29 Jan, 2010

 

Lol... Sandra....
I must have a google earth moment of Corseside...
I've leave you to dig up all that earth...LOL.

29 Jan, 2010

 

I'll begin with congratulating GoY on its third anniversary! :-) It really & truly "Grows on You"! I see that this great site began today but 3 years ago! I just wish I'd discovered it when it was new. But I enjoy making comments & blogs & reading other people's comments on blogs & photos. GoY has given me some place to show off my flower pictures instead of keeping them all to myself hidden away in a folder on my computer which went kaput a week or so ago! I now have difficulty in getting to my photos! :'-(

What a fantastic job you did of making up this wonderful blog, TT!!! :-) I can fully appreciate all the hard work you went to to "dig up" so many photos & then write witty commentaries on them!

Congratulations also to Ajay & Peter on putting together & maintaining & even improving on this wonderful site! Also to you TT for all the hard work you put in also with the creation of new categories & ordering of photos & blogs. My thanks also go to everyone who does "behind-the-scenes" work to ensure we all enjoy this site. :-)

Long may GoY grow on us! :-)

31 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Balcony....
Thanks for your kind words.
Yes, GoY is a great place for photos, blogs and meeting gardening friends, isn't it...... Your balcony photos are a real inspiration as to what can be achieved when gardening in a small area...

..and, well said... Long may GoY grow on us :o)

2 Feb, 2010

 

Happy Birthday GOY (better late than never !). I've not missed a day coming on here since I joined, it seems as natural now as breathing. So long may it last and congratulations to you TT on a job well done - a real labour of love - and I loved it. :-))

5 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks, Muddywalters...
Lovely having you here on GoY every day...
... I'm glad you enjoyed the blog :o)))

5 Feb, 2010

 

Happy Belated Birthday GOY, another tremendous tale so tantalizing told TT, thanks.

15 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Dotty...
....thanks for the enthusiastic alliteration. ;o) xxx

15 Feb, 2010

 

I knew you would appreciate it.....

17 Feb, 2010

 

FPP strike again or is it just on mine? All comments in giant letters obliterating terratoonies name:#0

18 Feb, 2010

 

Nothing strange on my computer right now, Bornagain....
the FPP must be up in the West Midlands ?

18 Feb, 2010

 

Not just in the West Midlands, they're here in Rome too - my letters are HUGE !!

18 Feb, 2010

 

WE ARE THE FLOWER POT PEOPLE....
WE ARE IN THE WEST MIDLANDS AND
WE ARE ALSO IN ITALY..... ROME......:O(

18 Feb, 2010

 

What the F** is happening (did you notice I've invented a new swear word) The FPP is being selective. I think they are trying to sabotage the chances of the Duvet Team (single, double, queen and kingsize) we must all be extra vigilant. I wonder how Sue and Pam are??:-)

18 Feb, 2010

 

Truffle is still moulting lots of green and gold feathers, so doing his best to help our team effort....:o)
Maybe try over on my "Are You Ready" blog. ?

18 Feb, 2010

 

Hi giant letters here too and a blizzard outside * * * * * lawns under the duvet :)
to dark to see the eff pee pee

18 Feb, 2010

 

This is getting weird... how did the FPP infiltrate this blog from the Winter Wellies Olympics blog ? Have they come over here because they don't want to see the latest medals table, coming up soon ....?

18 Feb, 2010

 

Hope it's not Truffle thats moulting TT!!

18 Feb, 2010

 

Truffle is moulting. Crocus is moulting... ..
the good news is that Conker is growing his hair :o)

18 Feb, 2010

 

good news about Conker and as the others are moulting spring Must be on its way:o)
Now, i've just had a close look at the photo's and in one or two I think there are rogue FPP hiding just waiting to cause mayhem!

18 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Pam...thanks for being so alert in watching out for the FPP... I thought I had them all securely on the GoYpedia Flower Pot People page..but you have proved otherwise... !

18 Feb, 2010

 

we need to be alert they could be anywhere.......

18 Feb, 2010

 

Only just caught up with this blog Terra - another fantastic one!!!!!!! It was so nice to meet all the members....

23 Aug, 2010

 

Hiya Pip--- gosh it takes a long while for news to reach you---- must have gone by boat the long way round :0)))

23 Aug, 2010

 

Is it just on my computer or has this blog gone massive? Maybe I've shrunk?

23 Aug, 2010

 

Its like Goy,its growing all the time,lol....

23 Aug, 2010

 

I'm having to stand back to type and can't reach the keys.....

23 Aug, 2010

 

It's a bit like that with all terra's stuff, I think she thinks we're all going blind, her blogs just keep getting bigger and bigger :o)
Peter, Ajay, you have to help us! Please keep Terra at a manageable size LOL

23 Aug, 2010

 

I never seem to see her blogs at a larger size than anybody else's. I've noticed comments about the size of her pages but have never seen them any different from the rest.

25 Aug, 2010

 

Ah well, is it just us then, girls?

25 Aug, 2010

 

Just found this. Terra at her very best.

16 Sep, 2012

 

I noticed a new comment so had to pop on here, its taken ages to read again, so many members not here now, brought a smile and a lump in my throat, reliving some of the memories, long may it continue even with its ups and downs I`d be lost without our Goy and all my friends ...

16 Sep, 2012

 

I was MOST surprised to see this thread appear in my comments page! I thought GoY was much more then three years old! I, myself, have been a member for at least that long!

I'm all with you, Lincslass! "... long may it continue ..."!

16 Sep, 2012

 

Me too! Had to read it all again! It's such a great site, the highlight of my day, reading all the comments and keeping up with everyone.....I love it....:)))

16 Sep, 2012

 

I`m glad I`m not the only sentimental one, I often read back through the blogs...

16 Sep, 2012

 

I dk how I found this I was just following my nose. TT has not been on since mid August so she must be having a rest from us all or she is exceptionally busy. You are right Balcony, going by this blog written in January 2010 Goy is now coming up to its sixth birthday. Glad you all enjoyed a trip down memory lane and also that the site still endears us to each other.

16 Sep, 2012

 

It was lovely to read all this again ,and so many members I had forgotten about..long may we continue to enjoy GoY..

17 Sep, 2012

 

Hear hear Bloomer! I was wondering where Terra was, hope all is well with her, does anyone know?:-)

17 Sep, 2012

 

Hello Friends ..
new blog just published :o)))

17 Sep, 2012

 

Off to look, lol.

17 Sep, 2012

 

Welcome back I'm off to look too. Thank you for this blog by the way it was before my time. David seems to be lying low too but apparently he is very busy watching the birds on our sister website about birds. Hi David if you read this. Hope you and the kids are well.

17 Sep, 2012

 

Most pleased that we're still going strong. We've had so much fun and learned from one and other. God Bless You All ... :-)

20 Sep, 2012

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